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Merkel’s difficulties start after the election (FT, £) The Chancellor is at the highpoint of her power, writes David Marsh, but her victory is bittersweet.

Kenya attack is product of brutal power struggle within al-Shabaab (Guardian) The Westgate mall atrocity reflects the outcome of a brutal power struggle within al-Shabaab that has brought the group’s hardline jihadist wing to the fore, says Simon Tisdall.

At last, we see Ed in his true colours, waving the red flag (The Telegraph) The Labour leader wants more socialism, writes Boris Johnson, an idea that has failed all over the…

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